(SPC CST) a16z's Future Plans And Audio Spaces With @smc90 and @kyurieff

June 26, 2021

We have two special guests this week! The first is Sonal Chokshi, Editor in Chief of a16z and showrunner of a16z podcasts. We’ll be getting her perspective on the launch of FUTURE, which we discussed last week. ​Second, as …

Fri. 06/25 – Some Western Digital NAS Devices Are Getting Ill (matic?)

June 25, 2021

Some Western Digital NAS devices are getting ill (matic). A breakdown of the 5 or 6 big tech antitrust bills that just passed House committees. Windows 11 is free, but what if your device can’t run it? Also, more on Microsof…

Thu. 06/24 – New Windows!

June 24, 2021

The new Windows is Windows 11. Google delays the Adpodcalypse. BuzzFeed finally to go public. Comcast is having issues with Peacock. Google and Jio’s cheap smartphone is announced. Is the biggest ever crypto crime story evol…

Wed. 06/23 – Microsoft Joins The $2T Club

June 23, 2021

Ticketed Space and Super Follows begin to roll out, and depending on how you slice it, folks stand to make a ton of money… or a ton of money for the app stores. Speaking of, Apple launches a PR campaign defending the App Sto…

Tue. 06/22 – More EU Trouble For Google

June 22, 2021

Another antitrust investigation formally opened against Google in Europe. Facebook’s Oculus ad partner thinks better of the experiment. Stephen Spielberg decides that Netflix’s money is as green as anybody’s. Ransomware gang…

Mon. 06/21 – Can Facebook Win Audio?

June 21, 2021

Facebook’s Clubhouse clone rolls out. Here’s how it works. China really does seem to be cracking down on Bitcoin mining. Here’s why that could be important. Some power companies in Texas are remotely adjusting the smart ther…

Fri. 06/18 – Cell Networks Security Deliberately Nerfed?

June 18, 2021

Were some of the base encryption algorithms on cell networks deliberately nerfed? The first ever mass arrest of a ransomware gang? Proof that Google is working on a FindMy network rival? And, of course, the weekend longreads…

Thu. 06/17 – How About Some Ads On Your Oculus?

June 17, 2021

Facebook is bringing ads to Virtual Reality cause, why not, right? Stories are coming to the Xbox. Why is Google downsizing it’s healthcare team? Why are music artists flooding to Twitch? And is Facebook cornering the VR mar…

Wed. 06/16 – A Nightmare FTC Chair For Big Tech?

June 16, 2021

Lina Khan has not only been confirmed as FTC commissioner, she’s also been named FTC chair. Waymo raises a big new round, which is soops interesting. Spotify joins the audio rooms sweepstakes. A Windows 11 build leaks. And f…

Tue. 06/15 – Automattic Acquires Day One

June 15, 2021

Automattic acquires the popular iOS and iPad OS journaling app, Day One. Everybody wants a piece of Stripe. Stripe wants to be the “Stripe for Identity” all by itself. With HBO vanquished, now Netflix wants to become Disney …

Mon. 06/14 – An “Extreme” Apple Watch?

June 14, 2021

Could we get an extreme sports Apple Watch soon? Google makes Workspace and Chat available to all. Bitcoin’s first major overhaul in four years is a go. TikTok has quickly become an advertising Monster. And I try to explain …

Fri. 06/11 – Now The Hackers Have Come For Our Hamburgers

June 11, 2021

Moar… hacking news. McDonalds. Electronic Arts. Le sigh. Apple wants to do away with passwords too. Elon Musk unveils the Model S Plaid. An interesting Apple Car hire. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.

Thu. 06/10 – Another Payoff To Ransomware Hackers

June 10, 2021

Another payoff to Ransomware hackers. Facebook to launch a smartwatch? Microsoft to launch a dedicated game streaming device? Samsung unveils a tiny, tiny camera sensor. Stripe wants to handle your sales tax headache. And ca…

Wed. 06/09 – The First Country To Adopt Bitcoin As Legal Tender

June 9, 2021

El Salvador becomes the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. Biden reverses the TikTok and WeChat bans. Did one single customer cause that Fastly internet outage? Interesting raise for a faster Ethereum. Interesti…

Tue. 06/08 – Fastly Takes Down The Internet

June 8, 2021

Fastly takes down the internet, highlighting how the internet is still really centralized. The US seized most of the bitcoins those hackers got from the Colonial Pipeline hack, highlighting how Bitcoin is actually eminently …

Mon. 06/07 - WWDC 2021

June 7, 2021

All the headlines from WWDC 2021. Bezos in space! France brings the first hammer down on this round of anti-competitive action, this time against Google. And Jane Manchun Wong has the details on the upcoming Twitter Super Fo…

(Bonus) SpaceCasts Sampler!

June 5, 2021

A sampler of four different spaces from our new feed SpaceCasts! Search your podcast app for SpaceCasts and subscribe!

Fri. 06/04 – iPad Pro Rumors And WWDC Pre-Hype

June 4, 2021

Is MagSafe charging coming to iPads? Is the Biden administration actually cracking down harder on China than the Trump administration did? Is the recent slate of ransomware attacks the new normal or the sign of something big…

Thu. 06/03 – Twitter Launches Twitter Blue!

June 3, 2021

Twitter takes the wrapping off its subscription product, Twitter Blue. Multi-device support hints at a future WhatsApp app for iPads. Stack Overflow is the latest part of the developer ecosystem to sell for big bucks. And ta…

Wed. 06/02 – Facebook’s F8 Refresh

June 2, 2021

All the headlines from Facebook’s F8 Refresh. Etsy buys a used clothes marketplace. Another ransomware attack shutting down a major player in a vital industry, this time, literally in the meat-space. And you can start tradin…

Tue. 06/01 – Flagship GPU Headlines From Computex

June 1, 2021

Whole bunch of chip news from Computex. New Flagship Nvidia GPUs. New AMD graphics adapters. The thinnest gaming laptops in the realm? Twitter launches a weather news collective. Amazon is signing you up to Sidewalk whether …

Introducing SpaceCasts!

May 31, 2021

Introducing our new Clubhouse Room/Twitter Spaces audio collective. Subscribe now:Subscribe on Apple PodcastsSubscribe on Spotify

Fri. 05/28 – SolarWinds Back In The Headlines

May 28, 2021

The SolarWinds hackers are back, and I’m starting to fear the escalation of a cyber cold war here. Mark Gurman thinks we’ll see redesigned AirPods this year. Have I Been Pwned goes open source. And come for the longreads sug…

Thu. 05/27 – Upgraded Nintendo Switch Imminent

May 27, 2021

An upgraded Nintendo Switch is maybe days away from being announced. Twitter Spaces can now happen on the desktop. The behind the scenes details of the MGM buy. Snowflake has left Silicon Valley for… checks notes… Montana. A…